Definition of Ringworm (tinea)

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

Ringworm (tinea): Ringworm is a fungal infection of the skin previously thought to be due to a parasite (worm). The medical term for ringworm is tinea. The skin infections are sometimes characterized by round lesions in the upper layers of the skin. Fungi that cause ringworm are known as dermatophytes.

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Ringworm is caused by a fungus. See Answer

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